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100 Years since Battle of Passchendaele

World | Getty Images | August 3, 2017, 5:10 pm
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 Ministry Of Information First World War Official Collection, A British soldier stands besides the grave of a comrade near Pilckem during the Third Battle of Ypres, 22 August 1917. (Image: Getty Images)

Ministry Of Information First World War Official Collection, A British soldier stands besides the grave of a comrade near Pilckem during the Third Battle of Ypres, 22 August 1917. (Image: Getty Images)

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 The Third Battle Of Ypres (Passchendaele) 31 July - 10 November 1917, Battle of Pilckem Ridge 31 July - 2 August: stretcher bearers struggle in mud up to their knees to carry a wounded man to safety near Boesinghe on 1 August. The look of agonised desperation on the men's faces has made this image a favourite choice to indicate the appalling conditions on the Western Front, 1 August 1917. (Image: Getty Images)

The Third Battle Of Ypres (Passchendaele) 31 July - 10 November 1917, Battle of Pilckem Ridge 31 July - 2 August: stretcher bearers struggle in mud up to their knees to carry a wounded man to safety near Boesinghe on 1 August. The look of agonised desperation on the men's faces has made this image a favourite choice to indicate the appalling conditions on the Western Front, 1 August 1917. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Ministry Of Information First World War Official Collection, Ernest Brooks: Men of the 8th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment going up to the line near Frezenberg during the Third Battle of Ypres, 1917, 5 October 1917. (Image: Getty Images)

Ministry Of Information First World War Official Collection, Ernest Brooks: Men of the 8th Battalion, East Yorkshire Regiment going up to the line near Frezenberg during the Third Battle of Ypres, 1917, 5 October 1917. (Image: Getty Images)

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 The Third Battle Of Ypres, Pack mules carrying forward artillery shells near Pilckem, 3 August 1917. (Image: Getty Images)

The Third Battle Of Ypres, Pack mules carrying forward artillery shells near Pilckem, 3 August 1917. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Ministry Of Information First World War Official Collection, Battle of Menin Road Ridge: German prisoners being marched through the Cathedral Square, Ypres, 20 September 1917. (Image: Getty Images)

Ministry Of Information First World War Official Collection, Battle of Menin Road Ridge: German prisoners being marched through the Cathedral Square, Ypres, 20 September 1917. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Machine gun nest, Poelcappelle, Belgium, World War I, 1914-1918. Poelcappelle was the site of a battle during the larger Battle of Passchendaele (Third Battle of Ypres) in 1917. Stereoscopic card detail. (Image: Getty Images)

Machine gun nest, Poelcappelle, Belgium, World War I, 1914-1918. Poelcappelle was the site of a battle during the larger Battle of Passchendaele (Third Battle of Ypres) in 1917. Stereoscopic card detail. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Carrying a wounded soldier to a first aid post, Passchendaele, Belgium, World War I, 1914-1918. (Image: Getty Images)

Carrying a wounded soldier to a first aid post, Passchendaele, Belgium, World War I, 1914-1918. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele Ridge, Belgium, World War I, c1918-1919. The cemetery stands on the spot Where 20,000 British soldiers fell attacking German positions during the Battle of Passchendaele (Third Battle of Ypres) in 1917. The cemetery gets its name from the description by the Northumberland Fusiliers of the German pillboxes as being similar in shape to tyne cots, Tyneside workers' cottages. It is the biggest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world, with 11,954 graves. Stereoscopic card detail. (Image: Getty Images)

Tyne Cot Cemetery, Passchendaele Ridge, Belgium, World War I, c1918-1919. The cemetery stands on the spot Where 20,000 British soldiers fell attacking German positions during the Battle of Passchendaele (Third Battle of Ypres) in 1917. The cemetery gets its name from the description by the Northumberland Fusiliers of the German pillboxes as being similar in shape to tyne cots, Tyneside workers' cottages. It is the biggest Commonwealth war cemetery in the world, with 11,954 graves. Stereoscopic card detail. (Image: Getty Images)

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 Australian Troops Studying A Giant Model Of The Ground They Will Be Fighting On In The Third Battle Of Ypres Or Battle Of Passchendaele. From L'illustration, 1917. (Image: Getty Images)

Australian Troops Studying A Giant Model Of The Ground They Will Be Fighting On In The Third Battle Of Ypres Or Battle Of Passchendaele. From L'illustration, 1917. (Image: Getty Images)

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 'Passchendaele' - illustration of soldiers in mud near Ypres in Belgium during World War I, 1917. (Image: Getty Images)

'Passchendaele' - illustration of soldiers in mud near Ypres in Belgium during World War I, 1917. (Image: Getty Images)